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Articles from George Monbiot

The Insatiable God

November 19, 2014 - 06:59 -- Admin

The blind pursuit of economic growth stokes a cycle of financial crisis, and wrecks our world.

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 19th November 2014

 

Another crash is coming. We all know it, now even David Cameron acknowledges it(1). The only questions are what the immediate catalyst will be, and when it begins.

Better Dead Than Different

November 12, 2014 - 06:35 -- Admin

Our visions of the future are defined, like the film Interstellar, by technological optimism and political defeatism

By George Monbiot, published in the Guardian 12th November 2014

“It’s like we’ve forgotten who we are,” the hero of Interstellar complains. “Explorers, pioneers, not caretakers … We’re not meant to save the world. We’re meant to leave it.” It could be the epigraph of our age.

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